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The taste of Tapas

After a sell-out and Helpmann Award-winning collaboration in 2015 of French Baroque, Circa will once again join forces with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for a fearless fusion of contemporary circus and baroque music.  Spanish Baroque will be created by Artistic Directors Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz and they promise passion, power and virtuosity. The musical core of the show …

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Il Ritorno – The Long Journey Home

What is Il Ritorno? It is a journey which, simply put, is a theatrical work that combines circus and opera – but it’s a lot less simple than that. With a show that features seven acrobats, two singers, and four musicians, Il Ritorno delivers a powerful, visceral, physical poem of absence and separation. For those …

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A beautiful soundscape for ONE BEAUTIFUL THING

One Beautiful Thing is the newest creation by Circa, designed in three parts, with an intermission between each. Each part is a separate design, and conceived as a new musical world. The piece draws upon and heavily features a discipline called mallakhamb,  an Indian form of physical gymnastics involving pole and rope derived from myth and wrestling. …

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Say hello to Cecilia!

Cecilia Martin (lovingly known as CC at Circa HQ) grew up as an only child, and with Spanish as her first language, she was communicating with her friends through movement before she could communicate verbally. Surrounded by sport, music and art growing up she found a passion for circus early on, attending Warehouse Circus in …

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Yaron reflects on 2016…

Of all our reviews and feedback in 2016, I loved this one most of all. It arrived in the final weeks of a huge year. It reads “We enjoyed so much Beyond in Istres, France. 100% of the spectators were in an intelligent way more happy after the performance than before.” In an intelligent way, …

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Circa welcomes new Board member, Kerry Comerford

Kerry has extensive experience in arts and entertainment industry management. Most recently she was Vice-President, Asia Pacific for The Really Useful Group. For the RUG, Kerry has produced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s copyrights in 15 countries around the world including: China, Korea, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, Qatar, Taiwan Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining The …

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Yaron Lifschitz talks Arts Funding in the Australian

When you run a company you have a chance to create a little world: a functional, non-toxic utopia that stands as a modest bulwark against rising entropy and indifference. For 18 years now I have held the stewardship of a circus company from Brisbane, first called Rock ’n’ Roll Circus and, since 2004, Circa. Every …

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‘Humans’ – A note from Yaron

Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz explains the meaning behind ‘Humans’ which will make its world premiere at Sydney Festival in January 2017…. — “We humans are a fairly weak, unimpressive species. Anything we can achieve physically can be easily surpassed by a well-trained monkey. An injured pigeon can fly higher and longer than the best …

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Tim & Seppe’s training and diet needs

Seppe Van Looveren describes himself as a sharp-minded, playful, blue eyed, Belgium fried acrobat! Seppe’s acrobatic and artistic vocation started in his neighbors city garden, leading to his involvement with Ell Circo D’Ell Fuego (ECDF), an Antwerp-based artistic and social circus project known for ‘training their youngsters into lions.’  After 6 years at ECDF, he continued his …

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Meet new acrobat Nathan

Nathan Knowles is a fairly odd beast originating from Vancouver, Canada and describes himself as having the mind of a canine stuck in the body of a young man. Most days are a struggle between deciding whether to chase his own tail or find a way to appropriately deal with the conventional world around him. 
Nathan …

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Beyond facts with Kat O’Keeffe

1. When/where did Beyond first premiere? Beyond first premiered in 2013 in Norwich, the UK but its official premiere was at The Chameleon Theatre in Berlin. 2. How many Beyonds have you done? Beyond has done 458 shows over the last 3 years. I wouldn’t be that far off and would have performed in around 450 of …

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Meet new acrobat, Keaton Hentoff-Killian

Keaton is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri where he grew up in a circus called Circus Harmony. He quickly became fascinated with circus and the constant challenges it presented him. During his childhood Keaton has performed in over 2,500 shows. Taking the next step he moved to Montreal, Quebec when he was 17 and began …

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